Vintage Exercise Machines

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    6 comments to Vintage Exercise Machines

    • Rebecca

      I wish I had some clue about what these are supposed to actually do for you! One looks like a foot massager. Maybe some are for ab strength?

    • sweet greggo

      I love how everyone used to work out in their Sunday best! :D

    • kokopuff

      Clearly the forerunner to modern day pilates.

    • Wincey

      But then there’s that gal in the petticoat with the strap that’s slipped down a bit, and it looks like she might be riding on a saddle of some sort. I do believe she’s taking care of some woman’s “hygiene” issue.

    • Samfrado

      This machines were made by Gustav Zander.
      I have more interesting pics in my blog here:

      Look also for Oplonomicon. This is a 5 hundred years old orthosis in a steam punk look.

    • Mark2

      The ‘gal in the petticoat’ is riding sidesaddle on a sort of artificial horse. It is suspended on stiff springs and the idea is to bob up and down on it to simulate real horse riding. They are still sold in a fancier electrical version and although I have ridden horses neither real or artificial I imagine it’s pretty good exercise. Come to think of it it’s probably the only one there that would do any real good.

      I can’t think why she’s in her underwear; could it be a be a ‘cheesecake’ pic?

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